Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1381

Date

2015

Date of Award

4-23-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Art History

Concentration

Egyptian Art and Archaeology

Committee Chair

Patricia V. Podzorski

Committee Member

Lorelei H. Corcoran

Committee Member

Nigel C. Strudwick

Abstract

The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis houses a copper-alloy statuette of an unknown Egyptian king. The small (10 cm) metal figure is striding and wears a cap crown and shendyt kilt, but bears no identifying inscription. In this study, I use visual, stylistic, and iconographic analyses to attempt to determine how and when this sculpture was manufactured. Based on my examinations, the piece appears to be hollow-cast in one piece with a rare lead core. It has been dated to the reign of Amarna Period ruler Akhenaten (ca. 1349-1336 B.C.). Based on a comparison of the piece to a select number of royal Egyptian metal statuary, however, it is my opinion that the IEAAstatuette probably dates to the early Late Period.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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